|Rare Book & Manuscript Library|
At a Glance
Correspondence, photographs, autographed rare books of a well known Russian dissident writer who immigrated to France and published in French and Russian.
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
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This collection is located on-site.
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Conditions Governing Use
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Curator of Manuscripts/University Archivist, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML). The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Dmitrii Savitskii Papers; Box and Folder; Bakhmeteff Archive, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Dmitrii Savitskii was born in Russia in 1944. In 1964, he was expelled from a very prestigious university in Moscow for writing an anti-Soviet novel entitled 'The Draft". He fled to the West in 1978 and lived in Paris until his death in April 2019. His first published novel was published in France, his latest novels were finally published in Russian. Brilliantly inventive and baroquely detailed, his novels are merciless satire of middle-class Soviet manners and ambitions.